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February 24, 1992 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Police brandishing nightsticks clashed Sunday with hard-line Communist demonstrators as they tried to force their way to the Kremlin to mark the 74th anniversary of the Red Army with an anti-government rally. It was the first time violence has been used to control a mass demonstration since Boris N. Yeltsin was elected president of Russia in May, 1990. The protesters, chanting "Yeltsin resign!"
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May 10, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Russian President Vladimir V. Putin presided Tuesday over the annual Red Square parade celebrating the World War II victory over Nazi Germany, paying homage to the sacrifice of elderly veterans but not mentioning the former Soviet Union's allies.
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May 10, 1992 | Reuters
Communists heckled Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin during celebrations Saturday to mark Nazi Germany's defeat in World War II. In Moscow's Gorky Park, where Yeltsin was at first warmly greeted at a gathering of veterans, several hundred Communists approached him and started shouting "Down with Yeltsin" and "Yeltsin out." Although protected by dozens of guards and police, Yeltsin walked back to his car, pursued by shouting opponents, witnesses said.
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January 1, 1999 | MAURA REYNOLDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
You might think Santa Claus has a tough job, what with flying all over the world in a single night and figuring out who's been naughty or nice. But these days, he has it easy compared with his Russian cousin, Ded Moroz. Russia's big winter holiday is New Year's, and today is when Ded Moroz makes his rounds. By tradition, he has a somewhat more arduous job than Santa: He usually delivers gifts in person, and he has no brigade of elves to help, just a young girl called Snow Maiden.
NEWS
May 9, 1993 | Associated Press
Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin and his main rival, Parliament Chairman Ruslan I. Khasbulatov, appealed for calm Saturday on the eve of Russia's celebration of the defeat of Nazi Germany. Both men hoped to avoid a repeat of violent May Day observances, in which one police officer was killed and hundreds of people were injured during clashes between hard-line Communist demonstrators and police.
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April 16, 1995 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the days of hard-line communism, the trouble with Subbotniks--the three Saturdays a year of "voluntary free labor"--was that the unpaid pre-holiday cleanups were compulsory for all. In the early days of reform, during former Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev's campaign for openness and freedom, Subbotniks remained a command performance, but little work got done. Students, office workers, pensioners and soldiers turned the seasonal spruce-up into a massive picnic.
NEWS
April 5, 1995 | Associated Press
Chancellor Helmut Kohl has decided to travel to Moscow to mark the 50th anniversary of Germany's defeat in World War II, but he will not attend the military parade at the heart of the celebration, officials said Tuesday. President Clinton, President Francois Mitterrand of France and Prime Minister John Major of Britain have confirmed they will attend the Red Square parade, which Russian officials said would include soldiers who helped crush the Chechnya rebellion this year.
NEWS
January 1, 1999 | MAURA REYNOLDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
You might think Santa Claus has a tough job, what with flying all over the world in a single night and figuring out who's been naughty or nice. But these days, he has it easy compared with his Russian cousin, Ded Moroz. Russia's big winter holiday is New Year's, and today is when Ded Moroz makes his rounds. By tradition, he has a somewhat more arduous job than Santa: He usually delivers gifts in person, and he has no brigade of elves to help, just a young girl called Snow Maiden.
NEWS
May 2, 1994 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The bells of a Kremlin church silenced for 76 years began tolling the advent of Orthodox Easter just before midnight Sunday, heralding a May Day holiday on which religion and the pleasures of spring triumphed over political strife. Thousands of die-hard Communists celebrated the international workers' day with red-flag-filled marches and speeches bashing President Boris N. Yeltsin as an ethically bankrupt traitor who has impoverished his people.
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November 8, 1991 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There was something for everyone on Thursday as this historic city marked the 74th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution in a style never seen before. A pitiful band of about 1,000 Communists gathered near the battleship Aurora, famous for its role in the revolution. But their faint cries of "Long live the revolution!" were drowned out by merrymaking elsewhere. At Palace Square, St. Petersburg Mayor Anatoly A.
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May 10, 1995 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS
Russian security forces turned away American journalists from Victory Day events attended by President Clinton on Tuesday after accusing White House aides of giving them forged press passes. Plainclothes agents and uniformed militia also roughed up some reporters and at least one White House staffer at a World War II veterans parade in Red Square. The incidents, including one involving a senior member of Russian President Boris N.
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April 16, 1995 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the days of hard-line communism, the trouble with Subbotniks--the three Saturdays a year of "voluntary free labor"--was that the unpaid pre-holiday cleanups were compulsory for all. In the early days of reform, during former Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev's campaign for openness and freedom, Subbotniks remained a command performance, but little work got done. Students, office workers, pensioners and soldiers turned the seasonal spruce-up into a massive picnic.
NEWS
April 5, 1995 | Associated Press
Chancellor Helmut Kohl has decided to travel to Moscow to mark the 50th anniversary of Germany's defeat in World War II, but he will not attend the military parade at the heart of the celebration, officials said Tuesday. President Clinton, President Francois Mitterrand of France and Prime Minister John Major of Britain have confirmed they will attend the Red Square parade, which Russian officials said would include soldiers who helped crush the Chechnya rebellion this year.
NEWS
May 2, 1994 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The bells of a Kremlin church silenced for 76 years began tolling the advent of Orthodox Easter just before midnight Sunday, heralding a May Day holiday on which religion and the pleasures of spring triumphed over political strife. Thousands of die-hard Communists celebrated the international workers' day with red-flag-filled marches and speeches bashing President Boris N. Yeltsin as an ethically bankrupt traitor who has impoverished his people.
NEWS
May 9, 1993 | Associated Press
Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin and his main rival, Parliament Chairman Ruslan I. Khasbulatov, appealed for calm Saturday on the eve of Russia's celebration of the defeat of Nazi Germany. Both men hoped to avoid a repeat of violent May Day observances, in which one police officer was killed and hundreds of people were injured during clashes between hard-line Communist demonstrators and police.
NEWS
May 2, 1993 | CAREY GOLDBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In Russia's worst political violence since the 1991 attempted coup, Communists marching in a May Day demonstration clashed Saturday with Moscow police in a prolonged melee of flying bricks and swinging truncheons that left more than 140 injured. "Fascists!" yelled several dozen young men from the protesters' ranks as they charged the barricades set up by police to keep them from straying from their officially approved route. "Yeltsin is a Judas!"
NEWS
May 2, 1993 | CAREY GOLDBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In Russia's worst political violence since the 1991 attempted coup, Communists marching in a May Day demonstration clashed Saturday with Moscow police in a prolonged melee of flying bricks and swinging truncheons that left more than 140 injured. "Fascists!" yelled several dozen young men from the protesters' ranks as they charged the barricades set up by police to keep them from straying from their officially approved route. "Yeltsin is a Judas!"
NEWS
May 2, 1992 | CAREY GOLDBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From the red-bannered proletariat festival of past decades, May Day turned this year into simply a pleasant occasion for all Russia to breathe in the newly warm, scented air and sigh, "Ah! Spring!" In a reflection of Russia's struggle to invent an appealing new culture for itself now that the old ideology is dead, the Soviet red-letter day that, under Communist Party rule, celebrated "international worker solidarity" took on a blurry new definition Friday.
NEWS
November 22, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
God officially returned to the Kremlin as the first Mass was celebrated there since Russia handed back the ancient fortress's onion-domed cathedrals to the Orthodox Church last week. With a flourish of scarlet robes and a cloud of incense, bearded priests banished from the lofty Archangel Cathedral all memories of 7 1/2 decades of atheism in Russia's oldest and most venerated center of government. But a security regime dating from the Communist era was still firmly in place in the Kremlin.
NEWS
November 3, 1992
Political opponents of Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin and his reform policies get a red-letter opportunity on Saturday--the 75th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution--to take their message to an increasingly exasperated populace. Even though the Communist Party is outlawed, the country's new leaders don't want to aggravate people by depriving them of a holiday. So Russians will enjoy a three-day weekend.
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